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i need a second opinion
Nov 9, 2008

dear doc,

i need your second opinion regarding this Full Viral Hepatitis panel test result:

HBsAG-4267.00 reactive

Anti-HBS-<2 non-reactive

Anti-HBc-G 0.007 reactive

Anti-HBc-M 0.045 non reactive

HBeAg 0.092 non reactive

Anti-Hbe 0.004 reactive

Anti-HAV-M 0.241 non reactive

Anti-HAV-G <60 reactive

Anti-HCV 2.050 non reactive

please doc i need your advice, i'm getting mad i don't know what to do, is this getting serious? how long does it take to be cured or to treat the virus.

xandra

Response from Dr. McGovern

You may have chronic hepatitis B but I cannot tell how active it is without further testing of your liver function tests and your HBV DNA. If your DNA is elevated you have active disease. If your HBV DNA is not detectable, then you have inactive disease. The positive e antibody is good news.

You dont' have HCV infection. You were exposed to hepatitis A in the past (which does not lead to chronic infection).



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